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All 107 Lufkin Restaurants

Cafe Del Rio

1901 S 1st St, Lufkin, TX 75901-5603
936-639-4471
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Ranked #13 of 107 Restaurants in Lufkin
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a great Mexican restaurant for families and singles. You always have enough food to take home for another meal.

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Houston, Texas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I don't understand the negative reviews on this restaurant. We were in Lufkin for a few days and the food and service were so good when we went, we actually ate here the following night as well! Husband had shrimp the first night and Chile Relleno the second. I had the fajita soft tacos both nights. The chips and salsa... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Due to a medical procedure I had not eaten in over 40 hours and was not picky about what I wanted. I just wanted food. The restaurant was extremely damp and cold - mind you this is June in Texas - the salt was so damp it would not come out of the shakers. While the salsa was ok, the... More 

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Lufkin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been to Cafe Del Rio many times over the years and never have I been disappointed in the food, selections or service. The staff is always very friendly and attentive to my needs. The food is excellent!

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Garrison Texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We ate at Cafe Del Rio last Sunday. Some of the meals that we had was The Laredo: cheese enchilada, taco, and bean/beef tostada, chicken fajitas, chicken fajita enchiladas, and lots of chips and hot sauce. Great tortillas!

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Simpson, LA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place is always such a treat! Why? Because their food is amazing! All Tex Mex restaurants are not equal; I know - I've tried many. Here in Louisiana, a good one is indeed hard to find. That's why my husband and I always look forward to Cafe del Rio when we go to Lufkin and they never disappoint! From... More 

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Houston, Texas
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213 reviews 213 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Chips and salsa were good along with chicken fajitas I ordered. They came with pico, sour cream and guac along with very good tortillas. Chicken was tender and good. It also came with a cup of butter for dipping the chicken. The charra. Beans were average and my service was good. This is a large restaurant that has a huge... More 

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Garrison Texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My boys took me out to eat for my birthday. We had so much fun. The food was great and I even got a strawberry sundae for dessert.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Ask for the brisket tacos with grilled veggies! Delicious especially with the sauce. Also ask for the hotter salsa for your chips. Hubby`s nachos Del Rio were very good. Enough for two. Our server was attentive and helpful with our order offering suggestions and options. We will definitely go back.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

My wife and I have eaten at Cafe del Rio many times in the past, and I have left a glowing review. We visited on November 16, and things have changed. The first hint of problems was the salsa, which was very bland. Normally it has a good flavor and a little "kick", but not this time. We ordered Flamado... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Del Rio

Address: 1901 S 1st St, Lufkin, TX 75901-5603
Phone Number: 936-639-4471
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lufkin
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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